Our Sponsors

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The Tennessee Stage Company is proud to partner with the Tennessee Arts Commission to bring enrichment & culture to our home through support from both the Arts Access (Knoxville Shakespeare) and Arts Builds Communities (New Play Fest) grants and the TN Nonprofit Arts & Culture Recovery Fund.

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The Arts and Culture Alliance has worked tirelessly on behalf of Knoxville artists of all types to support the creative fabric of Knoxville. None of Tennessee Stage Company’s programming would have come to be without their support. Liza, Suzanne, and Donna– you rock!

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The 2023-2024 productions of Knoxville Shakespeare On The Hill, at the historic Mabry-Hazen House would not be possible without the support of the Arts Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation and the Katherine Davis Moore and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Davis Foundation Fund.

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Special Thanks to the Knoxville County Commissioners, the Knox County Library System (shout out New Play Fest readings!), as well as the Knox County Government for their support. Without the Covid Recovery Relief funding, our programming would not be possible.

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Whether it be the 17 years we spent on the illustrative Market Square or the marking of Shakespeare on the Square Day and Knoxville Shakespeare Day, we are grateful for the support of the City of Knoxville & the Knoxville City Commissions! Without the Covid Recovery Relief funding, our programming would not be possible.

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Tennessee Stage Company’s programming, beginning FY 2024, is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance

Tennessee Stage Company’s programming from FY2021 to FY2023 was supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to City of Knoxville, The Arts and Culture Alliance and the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Tennessee Specialty License Plate Program

Our Supporting Cast

From our various stages to our gathering places, we are so grateful to the local folks who make Knoxville feel like home.

Mabry-Hazen House

Our partnership with the 130 year old historic home began with performing plays that told thrilling tales, such as Evelyn Hazen’s “scandalous breach of promise and trial” or the infamous 1882 Gun Fight on Gay Street. Starting in 2022, the Mabry-Hazen Home became the home of Knoxville Shakespeare on the Hill, with productions on the grounds annually each spring.

Ijams Nature Center

Following the pandemic in 2020, Tennessee Stage Company found itself looking for a new way to expand our Shakespeare programming. Ijams Nature Center offered us their expansive hillside for safe seating; in 2022, we made our move there permanent, shifting our flagship program from Shakespeare “off” the Square to Knoxville Shakespeare.

Theatre Knoxville Downtown

During many winters over the past 26 + years, Theatre Knoxville Downtown has graciously given us the chance to borrow their indoor stage for our New Play Festival. Thanks for sharing the stage with us, TKD!

Marble City Opera

We do share an office (sorry about the dust…again), but we are also marketing partners. Please do yourself a favor– and check them out!

This Could Be You!

Did you ever want to see the behind-the-scenes? Find yourself wanting to be in the room where it happens? Or maybe backstage is where you can best support the arts you know and love? We’d love to talk to you about it. For information about Sponsorships, Advertising, Volunteering, Technical or Administrative Support Roles, including our Board of Directors and Fundraising, email Tom@TennesseeStage.com

Silver Stage Players

Tennessee Stage is lucky to help shine the spotlight on the Silver Stage Players, an acting group that meets weekly at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center and performs regularly. Click below for more information.

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